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Near miss ‘touch screen’ reporting system

Published 25 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Phone Recording accidents Reporting

All accidents, incidents and near misses should be recorded and used for lessons learnt, to ensure continuous safety improvement on site. A great deal can be learnt from trends in accident reporting. The reporting process should capture all relevant information, but also be quick and simple to do. Examples of how sites have recorded near misses and accidents include: A mobile…


Hazibags

Published 25 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFumes Hazardous substance storage Spill control Working methods and equipment

It is essential that every site gives careful consideration to its potential impact on the natural environment. As part of the environmental plan,  there should be safe working practices for dealing with hazardous waste, to ensure that it is stored, handled and transported correctly. Arrangements should be made for appropriate refuelling areas, and bunded tanks, drip trays and spill kits should…


Using solar power energy

Published 29 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Minimised energy use Sustainable source

Solar power energy is free and does not cause pollution to the environment. Sites should be measuring and reporting site energy usage and be taking steps to minimise it wherever possible; effectively making sites more energy efficient. Examples of using solar power to reduce energy consumption include: Many sites have provided a mobile phone and tool charging station, powered by a small…